Peter Law chaired steering committee that developed "Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia"


Stormwater planning: a guidebook for bc

BC Guidebook is outcome-oriented

The Ministry of Environment’s Peter Law is a founding member of VICT. Previously, he chaired the inter-governmental steering committee that developed Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia.

Released in 2002, the Guidebook set in motion a chain of outcomes that has resulted in British Columbia being recognized internationally as a leader in implementing a natural systems approach to rainwater management in the urban context.

At the first in the 2008 Vancouver Island Learning Lunch Seminar Series, Peter Law observed that: “After six years since publication of the Guidebook, one of Peter law - ministry of environment (160p)the lessons learned is the need for a program that will ensure province-wide consistency in understanding of approaches and desired outcomes.”

“Hence, a premise underpinning the Learning Lunch Seminar Series is that this consistency is best achieved by taking a continuing education program into the places where local government practitioners work.”

Curriculum for Learning Lunch Series

The curriculum for the Learning Lunch Seminar Series is based on a number of  guidance documents and/or tools, in particular the Guidebook and Beyond the Guidebook: Context for Rainwater Management and Green Infrastructure in British Columbia.

Beyond the Guidebook builds on the science-based foundation provided by Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, and incorporates lessons learned in moving from planning to action in the years since 2002.

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Posted September 2009